There will be no public at the Tokyo Olympic Games, which are scheduled to start on July 23rd. The decision was made public this Thursday, shortly after the Government of Japan declared a new state of emergency in the Tokyo region, which runs until 22 August.
The state of emergency, decreed due to the increase in positive cases to Covid-19, will cover the period of the Olympic Games, which will run until August 8th.
Tamayo Marukawa, Olympic Minister, made a point of apologizing to everyone who had already purchased tickets for the event, but stressed that the primary objective is to hold the Olympic Games in safety for all the people of Japan and for the athletes.
In light of the state of emergency implemented in Tokyo, it has been decided at a five-party meeting today that no spectators will be allowed into any venues in Tokyo during the Olympic Games.
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